- past participle of hie.
- to hasten; speed; go in haste.
- to hasten (oneself): Hie yourself down to this once-in-a-lifetime sale!
Origin of hie
before 900; Middle English hien, hyen, Old English hīgian to strive; cognate with Dutch hijgen to pant, Greek kíein to go; Latin ciēre to cause to go
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- a present participle of hie
- (in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise
- archaic, or poetic to hurry; hasten; speed
Word Origin for hie
Old English hīgian to strive
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Old English higian "strive, hasten," originally "to be intent on," from Proto-Germanic *hig- (cf. Middle Dutch higen "to pant," Middle Low German hichen, German heichen). Related: Hied; hies; hieing.
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